(4)Monday November 26, 2001 - Today I unloaded all of the
stuff that I bought yesterday at Home Depot. I also wired the switches
on the outside wall by the patio. It turns out that there was no
vertical wiring chase in the wall where I needed to put the switches
so I had to cut a hole and force a piece of rebar through the foam
to run the wire. Below is a picture of one way to get wires into
the outside wall. I will come back later and put the plug back with
some expanding foam.
I also finalized the breaker panel and ran all of the high current
wires to their destination.
(6)Tuesday November 27, 2001 - I had to meet a delivery
truck at 2 to receive the material for my roof. He could not get
his trailer down the drive so I backed up my trailer to his and
unloaded everything further up the driveway. I spent some time putting
up the fascia boards. I got the North side done and part of the
east gable. It is supposed to sleet and/or snow tomorrow so I don't
think I will be working on the fascia boards tomorrow evening. I
also cased in the ceiling above the stairs and added light boxes
in the upstairs bathroom and stair well. I ordered an alarm system
today so I can go ahead and install it and use it before we move
out there. Construction sites seem to attract thieves looking for
an easy buck. I got one that will be used by a monitoring service
as well as having a local alarm. I am hoping to be finished with
the wiring and plumbing this week so I can schedule the sheetrock
crew. I was planning on putting the roof on this weekend but if
it is too cold or wet, I will postpone it until later. The roof
is covered with tar paper so there is no real big hurry.
(0)Wednesday November 28, 2001 - Since I had to work late
for my day job, I didn't get anything done. We had a winter storm
warning for tonight so I went and checked the radiator on the backhoe
to make sure it had antifreeze. The freezing rain started on my
way home. If the weather stays like this, I won't be putting the
roof on this weekend but I have plenty of inside stuff I can do
(3)Thursday November 29, 2001 - I tried to run some wires
to the office through the exterior wall when I discovered that the
wiring chases did not line up from the top panel to the bottom panel.
I ended up drilling a hole at an angle through the top plate and
then forcing a piece of rebar to make a new chase. I was finally
able to run the wires.
(7)Friday November 30, 2001 - I picked up some tile samples
from a guy that advertised in the paper. I think I will go ahead
and buy it since the price is right. I also continued working on
the fascia boards until I ran out of cedar. I only need about 15
feet to finish. After it got dark, I finished all of the wiring
for the alarm system and cut holes in the exterior walls for the
(6)Saturday December 1, 2001 - Since I had to go to the
store to get more cedar, I decided to go ahead and order my siding
since Home Depot still has the no interest and no payments until
2003. My in-laws were down this weekend so I put my Father in law
to work. He ran the intake and exhaust ducts to the holes in the
exterior walls. The ERV unit is in place ready to connect to the
exhaust ports in the bathrooms, utility room , and kitchen. I managed
to finish all the fascia boards and drip edge. I had to patch part
of the roof where the builders left gaps before I could nail the
drip edge on. Then I had to patch the tar paper. I only got one
panel on the roof before we had to go.
(0)Sunday December 2, 2001 - I took today to rest and spent
time with the in-laws.